Crow Island Woods Park Tribal Council Circle Event


Dennis Downes with Andrew Johnson (the Executive Director of the American IndianCenter of Chicago) at the April 26th, 2014—Crow Island Woods Park Tribal Council Circle Event in Winnetka, Illinois.

This event involved the actual shaping of a 180 foot diameter counsel circle using oak trees, some of which came from actual acorns from trail marker trees that were saved by the community.

Mr. Downes discusses one of the last council circles which is still living in his book.  The purpose of this council circle was to help tie the citizens of Winnetka to the American Indian Center and as the trees themselves grow his hope is that the bond between the American Indians of this area will grow with the people of Winnetka.

Here is the actual news clipping of the event:

Dennis Downes